Category: gift guides

got craft? :: gift guide #3

C2EF39A7-6654-4A12-84C4-F1B5E3FB2401Knock everything off of your holiday shopping list at Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre from December 8-9, 2012. Here are some holiday gift ideas…

PINT-SIZED PEOPLE (see above)
Little ones will love Hudsonny’s plush camera toys, Honey Canada’s eco-friendly toys, like these fresh felted apples, and colouring over posters and postcards by Draw Me a Lion.

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BEAUTY-LOVERS
Relax in the bath with Element Botanicals’ Ritual Bath Truffles, made from skin-loving cocoa butter or suds up with Simple Soap, which makes naturally fragrant, glycerin-free soap in scents like peppermint pine, red clover rainbow, and grapefruit sage. Finish up with an energizing, calming, or soothing body mist by Feest.

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GIFTS FOR GUYS
Look for bowties by Belvedere Gents, leather wallets by Divina Denuevo, and leather belts, cuffs, and guitar straps by Frankenstrap. Fan favourites include cufflinks and tie tracks by Nostalgic Links, KT & Paul tees screen-printed by hand, and iPad sleeves by Anonum Designs.

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GIFTS FOR GIRLS
Give the gift of cute clothes and statement jewelry — like this architectural necklace by Marian + Hazel, alongside a treat from Chef Kev, neatly tucked under the tree. (left image via Janis Nicolay for Barefoot Contessa)

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Find these vendors and more at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Visit the website here for more details!

got craft? :: gift guide for the foodies

Got Craft? has all the foodies covered! Holiday shopping for food-lovers has never been easier! Stop by Got Craft? from Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 10-5pm to find these awesome gifts including the Golden Guns Apron above by Robbie Vergara Silkscreens.

Try Mellifera Bees’ infused honey, harvested from backyards throughout the Lower Mainland. Flavours include cardamom, vanilla bean, or lemon – available in 4oz and 8oz jars.

Did you ever want to be a cheesemaker? Here’s your chance! Make Cheese Inc. creates beautifully packaged cheese-making kits so you can make feta, mozzarella, brie, gouda, or whatever your heart desires. Foodie favourites include the Proud Poutine Kit and the Mini Motza Kit.

Pick up Sticky Spoon, a Vancouver-based jam company that sources local fruits and vegetables to makes small batches of gourmet jams (250ml jars), like Spiced Autumn Plum, Cranberry-Apple with Citrus, and Persian Peach Jam.

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Find these vendors and more at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Visit the website here for more details!

images via Sticky Spoon, Make Cheese Inc., Mellifera Bees, and Robbie Vergara Screenprinting

got craft? :: gift guide #1

Hey everyone! This is Leonie from IDSwest and I am super excited to share with you my top picks for the upcoming Got Craft? holiday show! Before I get started, I have to say though that is was super hard to even pick my top picks – Got Craft? is bringing yet again such an amazing artisan line up together!

1) My first one is Toodlebunny! I just LOVE her jewellery and she is always one of my favorite exhibitors wherever I go! Love her, love her work!

2) Maria’s felted bowls are so beautiful and she is defiantly one of the raising stars in the artisan scene. Don’t miss her!

3) mmhhh Have you tried Bake Sale Baking Co.‘s amazing baked goods? So yummy!! I won’t be able to resist.

4) I always find it SO hard to buy things for guys, but these wicked cufflinks are such a perfect present! Don’t miss Jennifer at Got Craft!

5) I discovered My Little Lights this spring and fell in love with these adorable light strings right away. I already have one at home, but might just pick up another one at Got Craft?!

6) Also, swing by Locomotive Clothing‘s booth – their screen printed T-shirts are awesome!

all images via the designer except for #3+4 – [stu-di-o] by jeanie